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CSW Side Event: Increasing Women’s Access to Financial Products & Services

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United Nations Headquarters

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New York, NY 10017

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Globally women have only 77% of the access that men do to financial services. Closing this gap and increasing women’s access to financial services—including checking and savings; payments; credit, loans, and capital; insurance; and investment services—has the potential to transform the lives and futures of millions of women and their communities, particularly in rural areas, and unlock billions for the international economy.

This side event will explore the findings of a new BNY Mellon and UN Foundation study, with research and analytical support from McKinsey & Company, that details how closing the financial services gender gap is critical to realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and human rights commitments alike. This report was informed by and presents synergies with the 2017 Report of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.

Join the Group of Champions on Women’s Economic Empowerment as we highlight tangible case studies of companies implementing solutions that advance financial inclusion, and generate a call to action for governments, the UN system, the private sector, civil society, as well as individuals that together can unlock over $330 billion in annual global revenue.

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Questions? Please contact rkaminski@unfoundation.org.

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United Nations Headquarters

Conference Room 11

New York, NY 10017

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